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Minister: Israel Looking at Ways to Lower Bedouin Birthrate
World  (tags: Bedouin population, Human Rights, polygamy, birthrate, freedoms, israel, world, ethics, government, middle-east, politics, humans, society )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - haaretz.com
Fadi Masamra, director general of the Council of Unrecognized Villages in the Negev, said in response, "From a feminist perspective I support stopping polygamy, but to talk about dealing with the birthrate is insane.
NYT Op Ed - Mairav Zonszein: How Israel Silences Dissent
World  (tags: middle-east, israel, palestine, Gaza, NYT, Mairav Zonszein )

Evelyn
- 2 days ago - nytimes.com
The vilification of the few Israelis who don't subscribe to right-wing doctrine is not new. Similar acts of incitement occurred before the assassination of Rabin in 1995. But now they have multiplied, escalated and spread.
Britain Launches Fighter Jets Against Isis Forces in Iraq
World  (tags: ISIS, ISIL, Daesh, violence, world, Great Britain, Syria, middle-east )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - theguardian.com
RAF jets were unleashed above Iraq on Saturday as Britain threw its military might behind a US-led air war against the rampant Islamic State (Isis) terror group.
Special Feature: Are We Listening to Syrian Women and Girls?
World  (tags: middle-east, Syrian Women, daily struggles, violence, world, war, society, news, humanrights, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, humans, politics )

Cal
- 3 days ago - rescue.org
For millions of Syrian women and girls displaced by war, daily life is an exhausting struggle--from searching for clean water and food for their families without constant harassment to facing with threats of domestic violence in their own homes.
Mideast Complexities Confound US Coalition Effort
World  (tags: ISISI analysis, diplomacy, regional politics, Sunni vs. Shiite, world, society, politics, middle-east, violence, Refugees&Relief )

Cal
- 5 days ago - abcnews.go.com
U.S. secretary of state John Kerry has received backing for the principle of reversing the territorial gains of the Islamic State group in Iraq. But getting concrete assistance is another matter, and there is a whiff of lip service about the proceedings.
French Hostage Herve Gourdel Beheaded By Militants In Algeria: US Watchdog
World  (tags: Algeria, France, Iraq, Syria, Herve Gourdel, Jund al-Khilafah, ISIL, Daesh, Human Rights, terrorism, violence, death, crime, politics, middle-east, world )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Herve Gourdel was kidnapped in Algeria's northeast on Sunday by militants of Jund al-Khilafah. The group threatened to kill the man if France did not halt its participation in the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq.
The Islamic State Is Upset With The French Government's New Name For Them (TEXT and VIDEO)
World  (tags: ISIS, ISIL, Daesh, French government, world, violence, death, politics, middle-east, freedoms )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The French foreign ministry released a statement earlier this week referencing the Islamic State group as "Daesh." The new moniker is a transliteration of an acronym of the group's Arabic name "al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham.
As Bombs Fall in Syria, Britain Inches Toward War
World  (tags: war, world, politics, middle-east )

Cal
- 6 days ago - globalpost.com
Cameron gathers support for strikes against the Islamic State.
Which Group Poses a Bigger Threat to US and Europe Than ISIS?
World  (tags: world, violence, society, politics, news, middle-east )

Cal
- 8 days ago - jpost.com
New York Times' quotes American officials as saying focus on Islamic State threat has allowed group led by former close associate of Osama bin Laden to go under the radar.
Eye Witness to the Horror - Dr Mustafa Barghouti
World  (tags: USA, UN, EU, Israel, Middle-East, War Crimes, Crimes agains Humanity )

Eleonora
- 10 days ago - palestinecampaign.org
Dr Mustafa Barghouti shared with hundreds of Palestinian human rights supporters - gathered to lobby their MPs - his eye-witness account about the situation in Gaza.
ISIS Video Purportedly Shows Another Journalist Being Held In Captivity (TEXT and VIDEO)
World  (tags: Great Britain, U.S. prisoner, ISIL, John Cantile, propaganda video, freedoms, government, politics, terrorism, news, interesting, middle-east )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The militant Islamic State group has released a new video in which a man identifying himself as a British journalist says that he will "show you the truth" about ISIS and how western media is manipulating the public.
What Israel Has Done After the Ceasefire
World  (tags: middle-east, israel, palestine, Gaza, Hamas, post-Ceasefire, acts of destruction )

Evelyn
- 12 days ago - globalresearch.ca
Hamas has not fired a single rocket, attacked an Israeli target, or done anything to break the terms of the ceasefire. Israel has ... (read on)
According to Yesha Council, 7,500 New Settlers Have Moved Into West Bank in Last Six Months
World  (tags: Israel, Palestine, illegal settlements, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, middle-east, violence, news, crime )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Yesha said that, back in January of 2014, 374,469 settlers lived in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and that the current number of settlers (382,031) is a 2% increase. It said that the biggest settlement is Beitar Illit settlement, located southwest of...
Put the Children First: Lift the Blockade on Gaza
World  (tags: Gaza Blockade, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, children, education, violence, freedoms, ethics, government, politics, middle-east, news )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - haaretz.com
The opening of the school year in Gaza this week was the most harrowing in living memory. Hundreds of psychologists were on hand at all 252 UNRWA schools to lead a week of counseling for 241,000 students. We began with a roll call to see who was alive...
 

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